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peluzon
12-09-2006, 05:37 PM
Highlights of the fourth set that VIlas beat Connors 6-0 and achieved the Championship (High Quality)

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bm3
01-27-2007, 10:28 AM
Thank you, sooo much for this!

Ronaldo
01-27-2007, 11:52 AM
Seem to remember Jimbo leaving the grounds by helicopter after the match.

stormholloway
01-27-2007, 02:50 PM
I love Vilas. His backhand is money in the bank. He couldn't seem to dent Borg on clay though, but the man was pure class. I'm actually surprised he didnt' win more slams.

theace21
01-28-2007, 06:51 PM
He was a monster on clay. So fit and so strong...

Clecwm
01-29-2007, 08:54 AM
He has great stmaina and on a clay surface! he was really strong.

altodds
02-01-2007, 11:14 PM
Vilas is one of my fav player during my junior days, actually I used a Head Vilas racket when I was 16, already 44 now

tangoll
02-01-2007, 11:43 PM
Would love to see this clip, but my iMac computer can't open this wmv file. Can anyone convert this file to quicktime or realplayer format, or can someone tell me how to do that? Thanks.

BreakPoint
02-02-2007, 12:15 AM
Awesome!!! :D

I remember watching that match live on TV when I was a teenager. I still think Connors' shot down the line on match point clipped the line but the umpire didn't even have a chance to check the mark before the Vilas fans stormed the court. Understandably, Connors was ticked off. He hugged his son, stormed off of the court, and never shook hands with Vilas after the match.

BTW, as great as Vilas was on clay, incredibly Borg would clean Vilas' clock every time they played on clay. That's how good Borg was. Even today, when people ask Vilas about Borg's career, records, and his matches against him, he'd just say - "Well, he's Bjorn Borg". ;)

Q&M son
04-19-2008, 02:51 PM
Great add, thanks!

Tshooter
04-20-2008, 12:08 AM
Nice find. Thanks.

"Seem to remember Jimbo leaving the grounds by helicopter after the match."

I seem to recall he used to bolt with mommy after losing.

I also recall that Borg used to routinely kick Vilas' *** on clay.

Q&M son
04-20-2008, 06:13 AM
Nice find. Thanks.

"
I also recall that Borg used to routinely kick Vilas' *** on clay.

???:confused:

jean pierre
04-20-2008, 11:46 AM
One of the greatest Grand Slam finals of the history ! Fantastic match from Vilas.